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As with anyone, emergencies may arise and it’s important to be prepared. This is especially true for individuals with a bleeding disorder. Planning ahead may prevent some emergencies but, just in case something does happen, the family should have a plan on where to meet and who to call, and have supplies on hand.

This section of Next Step provides helpful information for parents and kids on:

  • What’s the Preparedness Plan?
  • What’s In Your Go Bag?


One of the most important responsibilities that parents have is to keep their children safe. And parents need to teach their children how to be safe and prepared in emergencies—whether they be from natural disasters or medical causes. For parents of a child with a bleeding disorder, specific safety precautions must be considered in the event of an emergency.

To review what should be done to prepare for an emergency, go to Emergency Preparedness.